College of Law

Prepare for Law School

Prepare for Law School

Law is a rewarding career choice, and Toledo Law is here to help you prepare. Some students attend law school straight from college, while others first gain experience in the workforce. Let us know how we can help you throughout your law school preparation and application.

Education

Law is a rewarding career choice, and Toledo Law is here to help you prepare. Some students attend law school straight from college, while others first gain experience in the workforce.

A great resource throughout your planning and application process is the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which offers tips for how to prepare for your legal education. LSAC administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). They offer test prep and other services to assist you throughout your journey. It’s also where you will apply to U.S. law schools, including Toledo Law.


Undergraduate Options

Toledo Law admits students from a wide variety of majors. Just look at our class profile, and you'll find students who majored in more than 40 different subjects. We recommend you major in a subject that interests you, as most majors will provide the research, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in the legal profession. Some schools, like UToledo, also offer a pre-law concentration.

You may want to consider our Toledo Law 3+3 accelerated degree program. Our 3+3 program allows undergraduate students at partner institutions to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years instead of the usual seven.


Components of Your Law School Application

Your GPA and LSAT score are critical factors for getting into law school, so it’s essential that you focus on your grades and diligently prepare for the LSAT. However, there are other ways to enhance your law school application.

Law school involves a lot of writing to prepare you for writing legal arguments, briefs, and contracts. Clarity and brevity are essential. Think about developing your skills as a writer. For example, are there writing assignments, published articles, and internships where you can gain this structured writing experience?

Build relationships with professors starting your first year and connect with them throughout your undergraduate experience so they get to know you and your work. Those professors may be able to provide you with a letter of recommendation that you can use on your law school application, as well as provide a future employment reference once you start your job search.

For those coming to law school from the workforce, professional achievements and letters of recommendation that discuss personal attributes are helpful.


Participate in Toledo Law Events

Toledo Law offers a variety of virtual events to prepare you for the law school application process. Explore our admissions calendar to learn about upcoming events and programs.


Study for the LSAT

Preparation for the LSAT is vital, and there are many good ways to ensure readiness for the test. We recommend Khan Academy's no-cost, online Official LSAT Prep course, developed in collaboration with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) — makers of the LSAT. Another powerful and effective way to prepare includes a review of past exam questions available through LSAC, Amazon, or your local library.

Consider taking practice tests to experience the timing of the test. Toledo Law regularly offers no-cost, mock LSAT sessions with LSAT instruction and options to take a digital practice test. Register now for our next Virtual Mock LSAT.


What Makes a Successful Law School Candidate?

Toledo Law applicants are passionate and engaged citizens who want to make a difference in the world. At Toledo Law, we look holistically at each applicant to discover characteristics that might reflect future success in the legal profession. We consider undergraduate grades and transcripts, LSAT scores, letters of recommendation, employment, post-graduate educational experience, extracurricular activities, special skills and talents, community service and involvement, personal statement and other factors.


Why Toledo Law?

As you begin researching law schools, we encourage you to schedule a virtual visit to Toledo Law. You'll find we're a close-knit community of staff and faculty who truly care about each student. That's one of the many benefits you'll experience at Toledo Law. Let us know how we can help you throughout your law school preparation and application.

Eli Boldt

Eli Boldt '20
"One of the best things about Toledo Law is the collegial atmosphere and the accessibility of the professors. Take advantage of this, use your professors and your fellow students as resources. Law school can sometimes be daunting, so find a support system quickly."

Emily Erossy

Emily Erossy '20
"The professors here are extremely receptive to questions and promoting student wellness ... Life does not stop when you are in law school. You must balance your time, keep priorities, and have people in your life who support you and your decision to be a lawyer."

Nicholas Goedde

Nicholas Goedde, Rising 3L
"Law school is never going to be easy but being at a school where you feel comfortable is going to make it easier. That is why I would highly recommend visiting any school you are considering for your legal education ... I would also recommend sitting in for a class to get a feel of what law school is like."

Daniela Peric

Daniela Peric, Rising 3L
"I'm a non-traditional student (over 30) who is the first in my family to graduate high school, let alone go to law school ... But if I can do it, so can others who really want to get a law degree — and Toledo has a great support system of professors and administrators that will help you along your journey."


Questions?
Toledo Law Admissions
419.530.4131
law.admissions@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 6/11/20